Information Technology: Mobile and cloud computing is everywhere in China with users connected via multiple devices with multiple digital endpoints making security a huge issue. As a result, Security Engineers are in strong demand. Mobile App Developers and big data experts are also in continuously high demand.
Legal: In-house Counsels are in strong demand to protect businesses from exposure to legal risk, while junior Lawyers are a hiring focus for Chinese and foreign law firms. Private practise firms need junior Lawyers on staff who can bring in new clients.
Accountancy & Finance: Chief Financial Officers/Finance Directors are in high demand to help start-up companies set up robust financial systems. Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) talent is sought to work as a business partner, not just a data expert, in fast evolving finance departments, especially MNCs and large local companies. MNCs and large local companies also require Internal Audit experts.
Sales & Marketing: Salespeople with a strong sales ability and good overall industry knowledge are in high demand, as are Marketing Analysts and Customer Insights Analysts as employers focus on big data.
Banking & Financial Services: Corporate Banking Relationship Managers remain in high demand as the top five foreign banks turn their focus to the South China market. Customer Due Diligence/Know Your Client Team Managers with expert knowledge plus well developed people management skills are needed, as are Operations Risk Control Managers.
Life Sciences: Regional Sales Managers are in high demand to work in pharmaceutical and medical device organisations. Pharmaceutical companies need Marketing Managers, while SAS Programmers, Biostatisticians and Project Data Managers continue to be in very high demand. Due to government incentives and the shifting of research and development centres from Europe and the USA to China, Drug Discovery professionals are also sought.
Human Resources: HR Business Partners are needed, as are Compensation & Benefits candidates to ensure the salary structures of MNCs are competitive. Mobility specialists are also in high demand to help develop succession plans.
Manufacturing & Operations: Quality leaders with strong communication and influencing skills are always in demand. Quality Managers/Directors are in particular demand amongst companies developing new business strategies, as quality is key to improving competitiveness.
Education: We have seen the creation of new roles such as Education Project Managers to lead relationship building with government bodies. Other roles in demand include Academic Heads with Sino-western experience to work in new bilingual schools opening in China and also University Representatives with all-round channel management skills to drive student acquisition and business opportunities.
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Hays Specialist Recruitment (Shanghai) Co., Limited ("Hays China") operates across the public and private sector, dealing in permanent positions. Hays China’s eighteen specialisms span Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Executive, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Hays Resource Management, Information Technology, Insurance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Operations, Oil & Gas, Property and Sales & Marketing.
Hays China operates four local offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. It is the local representative office for Hays plc, which is a global company. As at 30 June 2015 Hays employed 9,023 staff operating from 240 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2015, Hays reported net fees of £764.2 million and operating profit (pre-exceptional items) of £164.1 million. Hays placed around 63,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 200,000 people into temporary assignments. 23% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific.
Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA.